Working at the Abbey Centre is a rewarding and creative experience, and whilst the work can, at times, be demanding many past staff and volunteers have described the experience as ‘life changing’, with rich encounter, deep learning, life-long friendships and new directions being formed. Our staffing model comprises a resident community of staff and volunteers, who are mutually accountable to each other, and share a common life of work and worship, both of which are valued in equal measure. Recognising the pressures this brings, we provide a range of supports including training, a spiritual accompaniment scheme, an employee assistance programme and regular space for reflection and feedback.
This is an exciting time for the Iona Community, with a unique opportunity for the new team of Abbey staff and volunteers to re-establish the Centre as a vibrant place of welcome, encounter and challenge that enriches and touches the lives of many.
Within this context, the prime purposes of the Sacristan’s role are to ensure that the Abbey Church, Michael Chapel, St Oran’s Chapel, Chapter House, or other spaces as appropriate, are prepared for worship and to welcome and support those leading worship and those taking part in the worship. All work must be in keeping with the Iona Community’s Vision, Purpose and Values.
You must have a proven track record of supporting adults with learning disabilities and physical disabilities, to manage our service where we support 5 adults.
Share Scotland is the Care Sector’s best kept secret. This is your opportunity to join an innovative, family-led organisation. Working as part of a dynamic and supportive team, you will be an enthusiastic person who can bring their own unique skills, interests and ideas to the role of Service Manager.
For almost 30 years, Share Scotland has worked with adults with complex disabilities to provide individually tailored care, supporting our service users to actively pursue their chosen lifestyle within their own home and local community.
The successful candidate will be subject to a PVG check and registration with SSSC must be made within 6 months of employment commencing.
*This post is exempt from the Equality Act 2010 (Schedule 9, Part 1) which provides for the application of a genuine occupational requirement.
**Subject to gaining qualifications and length of service
Roar- Connections for Life requires a diligent, organised, methodical and efficient person, who is willing and able to learn, to join our busy team.
The Admin Officer will support the smooth running of Roar’s office systems and processes. These include maintaining databases and waiting list systems, taking phone enquiries and supporting admin tasks for Roar staff. Also inputting correctly and efficiently into the referral management systems and running management stats to support data management.
The Admin Officer will support Roar’s Foot Care Service ensuring the appointment booking systems and the admin for foot care clinics is efficiently updated.
Due to the geographical spread of our activities the applicant must hold a valid driving licence.
Please visit our website to learn more about us roarforlife.org
The shortlisting and interviews will include assessment of Admin competence. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate aptitude, self-awareness and willingness to learn.
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Inverclyde Women’s Aid is seeking to recruit suitably experienced, qualified and skilled women to join our existing Board of Directors.
We offer refuge accommodation for 11 families, 1:1 support, group work, information, counselling, and advocacy to women and their children who experience domestic abuse and sexual abuse. We are currently based in 9 George Square, Greenock, although we provide our services Inverclyde wide.
The role of the Director is highly rewarding but unpaid, although any expenses incurred will be reimbursed. Training on domestic abuse and its effects will be available. This is a unique opportunity for women who have expertise, time and commitment to join the Board of Directors in order to provide strategic guidance and leadership to support the current management structure in the future development of the organisation.
We are keen to recruit women who have experience and knowledge of working with vulnerable women, children and young people. We have identified skills and experience required including: Operational and Strategic Development; Financial Management; Human Resource Management, Marketing and Fundraising.
Inverclyde Women’s Aid is an Equal Opportunities Employer and positively welcomes applications from women from all sections of the community. Only women need apply under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010. Successful applicants will be subject to PVG checks.
We're seeking a Field Social Research Interviewer / Field Interviewer to join a leading social research organisation. Working from home you'll travel (within 40 - 50 miles of your home address) collecting valuable social research insight by interviewing participants. You don't need to have experience just a positive outlook and great communication skills!
This vacancy is 35 hours per week however we also have available 28 hour/week and 21 hour/week contracts available (pro-rata)
Offering flexible working hours, generous paid holiday, mileage allowance and other benefits this is a unique opportunity to get out and meet people conducting valuable research across an array of subjects that they truly care about. Part time and full time hours are available, however 60% of your time will need to cover evenings and weekends.
With a mission to make the public heard, this independent social research organisation have an unrivalled reputation in the field and lead the way in collecting key data for government departments, universities and major charities. Joining as a Field Social Research Interviewer / Field Interviewer you'll work at the frontline, interviewing people in their homes about key subjects.
As a key member of the Field Interviewing Team you should expect to conduct face-to-face interviews with prospects at addresses. These addresses will have been sent a letter letting them know you will be calling, but it will be up to you to persuade people to take part in the survey. If selected as a Field Social Research Interviewer / Field Interviewer, you'll undergo a comprehensive training and induction programme (as well as ongoing professional development)
To qualify… You should be outgoing, confident and a great communicator happy to meet new people. Whether you call yourself a Field Social Research Interviewer / Field Interviewer / Social Researcher or similar we don't mind, you just need the right attitude and a CV that demonstrates:
· Self motivation;
· Planning and organisational skills;
· Rapport building skills;
· Comfortable using laptops and tablet devices;
· Driving licence (with car).
In return the Field Social Research Interviewer can expect a competitive salary, 25 days paid holiday, performance bonus, flexible working, generous staff pension scheme, training and much more!
Garvald West Linton is the provider of Residential and Day Care services for adults with learning difficulties, situated 20 miles south of Edinburgh in beautiful countryside surroundings. Currently we have a new vacancy for a Residential Manager post to start with us as soon as possible.
Main Purpose of Role
The Residential Manager takes full responsibility for the delivery and management of the Garvald West Linton Residential Service ensuring that all the residential facilities are functioning at the highest standard in line with current regulations and delivering the expected level of service to all residents which is responsive to their changing needs. Currently we are in the process of looking to develop further options within our residential services to meet higher levels of support needs for individuals accessing our service. The Residential Manager will be registered with the Care Inspectorate as the Registered Manager of the Residential Service.
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Skills and Abilities
CPAG in Scotland is looking for an experienced welfare rights adviser to join the team in Glasgow delivering benefits and tax credits advice and information to staff working in frontline services across Scotland.
This post is an opportunity for someone with a thorough, current knowledge of benefits and tax credits, used to working with social security legislation and caselaw. You will be a skilled communicator, able to deliver high quality advice and information.
Scottish book publisher and charity Floris Books is looking for an organised and pro-active bookkeeper and office manager to join our team of eighteen people.
The job is 30 hours per week and is based in our office in Edinburgh. It is a key role, reporting directly to the Chief Executive: it anchors everything we do in the office. The successful candidate will be reliable and motivated, with a can-do attitude. The heart of the job is bookkeeping and office management, but you should enjoy working in a small team with the added responsibilities and flexibility that are needed when every day is different. You will need excellent computer skills and communication skills, written and spoken.
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About Floris Books
We produce award-winning children’s fiction and beautiful picture books alongside adult non-fiction on alternative and holistic living. Knowledge of publishing is not required but an interest in books and reading may be an advantage.
Please note that this is not an entry-level position for publishing. Please only apply if you have the relevant bookkeeping and administrative experience.
For more information about the role, pleasevisit our website.
Are you an accomplished customer standards professional, with experience managing your own team? This role could be the perfect opportunity for you!
Bield now have a rare opportunity for an ambitious Head of Policy and Customer Standards to play a key part in the Leadership Team, implementing strong policies, procedures and customer engagement strategies.
In this role you will join our team with responsibility for exceeding customer and performance expectations using effective planning and project management skills. You will lead in the development and review of housing and care policies and procedures, ensuring these are compliant with Bield’s core values and relevant UK legislation and regulations.
The successful candidate will work proactively in partnership with the Director of Customer Services to provide high quality services to Bield’s customers with a focus on contributing to the achievement of Bield’s business strategy. You will bring experience of leading and developing a team and working knowledge of the regulatory framework governing Housing and Care services. The Head of Policy and Customer Standards will be a team player with the ability to communicate effectively and build strong relationships both internally and externally. Knowledge of the Housing Regulator, Care Inspectorate and SSSC requirements within a large organisation is desirable.
In return the Head of Policy and Customer Standards will receive a competitive salary, company pension and 34 days holiday (which include 6 fixed public holidays) with the option to buy or sell each year. Bield also offers flexible working.
It is essential that the ideal candidate educated to degree level or equivalent in a housing/ social care related discipline and you will already have membership of the chartered institute of housing. A full valid UK driving licence is also desirable.
We are a non-profit organisation with charitable status committed to providing a wide range of housing, care and support services to enable older people to make their own choices and lead independent lives. At Bield it is our firm belief that older people should have the freedom to make their own choices and be free to live as independently as possible. The right candidate will understand and support Bield's ethos of "free to be".
The Citizens Advice network in Scotland is the largest independent advice service in the country. Citizens Advice Scotland is a charity within this network – they act as a national organisation supporting and representing the service as a whole and the interests of citizens. At the heart of the network there are 59 individual citizens advice bureau organisations across Scotland, all operating as independent charities in their own right, and generally focusing on providing support directly to clients. Each of these organisations is a member of Citizens Advice Scotland. Also providing significant added value are the national elements of the service run out of Citizens Advice Scotland, such as the Extra Help Unit. We believe that every citizen should have access to free, impartial and confidential advice that helps them make informed decisions, whenever they need it and however they choose to access it.
This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced HR professional to join Citizens Advice Scotland as HR Advisor as an integral part of the Human Resources team. This role is full time and offered on a permanent basis.
The HR Advisor role provides pragmatic, commercial and employee-focused advice and support, utilising excellent communication, coaching and influencing skills to drive employee engagement. You will provide a generalist HR service and work closely with all managers and employees across the organisation, offering advice and support where required.
The successful candidate will have substantial and demonstrable generalist HR knowledge and experience covering all major HR functions including recruitment and selection, performance management, learning and development, employee engagement, reward, and employment legislation. Ideally this experience would come from a public or third sector environment.
You will have excellent working knowledge of UK employment law and experience of managing employee relations issues. In addition, you will have a strong problem solving ability and be comfortable working in an environment which demands the ability to identify problems and drive innovative HR solutions to improve processes. All this will be backed up with excellent communication skills, including the ability to coach and influence key stakeholders.
Please note that the successful candidate will be required to regularly travel to Glasgow.
For more information, please refer to the Job Pack which can be downloaded using the links below or on our vacancies page.
Citizens Advice Scotland offers excellent terms and conditions, including a total of 40 days leave (including public holidays) and a pension scheme with an 8% employer contribution. We have a flexitime scheme which enables our employees to work flexibly in line with organisational requirements, and as an inclusive employer we are happy to consider other flexible working arrangements where appropriate. For more details of some of the other benefits on offer to our employees, please see the section on Employee benefits in the Job Pack.